Melbourne City vs Perth Glory Betting Tip Over 2.5 – 25 January 2020

Goals in store as Melbourne City and Perth go head-to-head

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Melbourne City vs Perth Glory Spain
25th January 1930hrs
Football – Australia – A-League
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 1.73 odds taken 0253 GMT, Friday 24 January

The Australian A-League swings into action again down under on Saturday evening with a mouthwatering clash between 2nd placed Melbourne City and 3rd placed Perth Glory as the betting tips continue at AAMI Park.

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Melbourne City Preview – Can Melbourne City pull away from rivals?

Melbourne City will be looking to make home advantage count at their AAMI Park in Saturday evening’s clash against 3rd placed Perth Glory in this top-of-the-table clash in the A-League with the hosts holding a slender 2-point lead over their rivals for a top two finish.

Following recent back-to-back defeats to local crosstown rivals, Melbourne Victory in a 2-1 loss at home and a 2-1 defeat away from home at runaway league leaders, Sydney FC, Melbourne City have since responded in positive fashion as they head into this upcoming clash with a 3-match unbeaten run.

Home wins against Western United 3-2 and a 2-0 victory over Newcastle Jets have sandwiched a point on the road in a 2-2 draw away from home at Brisbane Roar, so the hosts will be in fairly confident mood that they can get a result here on Saturday evening.

Melbourne City also possess a pretty strong home record which stands at 5-0-2 14/11 but while the two recent defeats are a concern, the goals have continued to flow; indeed, 6 of Melbourne City’s 7 home matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals.

Our betting suggestion:
Both teams to score
1.57

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(odds taken 0253 GMT, Friday 24 January)

 

 

Perth Glory Preview – Can Perth Glory overtake into 2nd spot?

3rd placed visitors, Perth Glory, will make the long trip across Australia to Melbourne having collected an impressive 6 league wins on the trot as the western Australian outfit under manager, Tony Popovic, are building ominous momentum at just the right stage of the season.

This impressive 6-match winning streak includes a 3-0 win away from home at Melbourne City back in early December as well as wins against Adelaide United 3-0 and Newcastle Jets 6-2, while also winning their last 3 away matches on the trot too.

Perth Glory possess a solid looking away record of 4-2-1 11/4 and 3 of Perth Glory’s 7 away matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals and although this isn’t a particularly high rate, the visitors have failed to score just once on their travels so far this season.

 

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Key Facts – Melbourne City vs Perth Glory Tip

  • 6 of Melbourne City’s 7 home matches have resulted in over 2.5 goals
  • Perth Glory have failed to score just once on their travels so far this season
  • 3 of the last 5 meetings between these two sides have gone over 2.5 goals

 

This clash is a straight shoot-out for 2nd place and although there’s still a long way to go, both teams will be keen to get ahead, so a few goals could be in store here.

 

The best betting odds for Melbourne City vs Perth Glory

Melbourne City to win: 2.30 at Betfair
Draw: 3.70 at Betfair
Perth Glory to win: 2.90 at Betfair


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